Here's a roundup of some of the noteworthy shows that didn't make it into the preview coverage in this week's Pitch music section.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
Band Scramble III at the Brick. A few weeks ago, local musicians dropped their names into a hat and were randomly assigned to different bands, with which they've been writing songs and rehearsing ever since. Tonight, they show their cards. Following past Scrambles, some of the bands have stayed together and gone on to make records and gig around; others, however, collapsed in humiliation and sucktitude. Survival of the fittest, bitch.
The Pornhuskers at the Record Bar. If you can't get in to the sold-out Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show, this is the next-best thing. In fact, it's way better: drunk veteran rock dudes cavorting with mostly naked chicks in a celebration of drugs, porn and punk. I'm gonna get fired for looking at their Web site right now.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
Hayseed Dixie at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club. These guys have some original songs (my favorite: "I'm Keeping Your Poop"), but they specialize in "rockgrass" covers of classic rock songs and released an album of all AC/DC covers. Take your artist friend.
Booganmod and Last of the V8s play, of all things, a fashion show this Friday for at Cadillac Catering (20th and McGee). Booganmod provides runway jams at the 9 and 11 p.m. fashion shows with the V8s closing "with a lion's roar" around midnight. It's about time KC's fashionistas and dirty rockers got together.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Donkey Show XI at the Record Bar. In addition to sketch comedy and a paper, rock, scissors tournamanet, this eleventh installment of the popular local variety show brings to the stage It's Over, a hard-kicking, big-smiling folk-pop band new to the scene and gaining momentum.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
Dave Brubeck at the Gem Theater. Homeboy's old, but he's still at it, this time with a new composition called The Gates of Justice, a piece of music meant to speak to the divide between Jews and African-Americans since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pretty heavy stuff for a pianist once known for jazzing up the lighter side of the American songbook and takin' five.
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
The Drift at the Record Bar. Get your experimental, instrumental (but not temperamental) music fix on tonight with this four-piece from San Francisco. Unlike Black Dice and other avant noise acts, the Drift likes to ride a groove. Want some cheese with your Morricone?